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Some guys just get into form early.

Elias Farland struck out nine while allowing just three hits and a walk over six innings to help R.A. Long to a 3-2 win over Prosser in Ridgefield on Saturday. Farland earned the win, while Tanner Allen pitched a clean seventh inning to earn the save.

The Lumberjacks stole seven bags, and Samuel Lindsey plated two runs in the fifth inning. Allen sent the third run across with a sacrifice fly.

The Jacks faced Pullman shortly after, but fell 5-3.

The nonleague road split puts RAL at 1-2 overall, and the squad travels to face Prairie on Tuesday before a road game against Kelso on Wednesday.

Skyview 13, Woodland 5: Wyatt Wooden went 2-for-3 with three RBI but the Beavers fell in the nonleague tilt at Propstra Stadium on Saturday. Brady Burns and Christian Yager scored two runs each, while Chance Balch also finished with an RBI. Ryan Cooney and Wyatt Autrey combined to pitch six innings and struck out two.

Woodland (1-3) hosts Camas on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Castle Rock sweeps Franklin Pierce: The Rockets took both games in their double-header on Saturday, winning the opener 2-0 and the finals 16-5 on Saturday.

Ethan Perdue started the first game, and struck out 10 in the complete game shutout. Austin McQuilliams provided some backup, plating two runs with a double.

Rock sent pitches everywhere in the nightcap, though Erik Titus’ 2-3 day was the offensive highlight. Titus also started the game, lasting two innings with one strikeout, followed by Ethan Erickson’s duplicate performance, and McQuilliams pitched the final three frames and also struck out one.

Castle Rock (2-1) travels to Woodland on Wednesday.


Toledo/Winlock United 1, W.F. West 1: The Bearcats scored in the waning minutes and the nonleague road match ended in a draw for United.


Lower Columbia 11, Walla Walla 2: Shane Jamison knocked in three runs, and Noah Andrews plated two more as the Red Devils earned a nonleague home win Saturday. Jamison went 3-for-4 at the plate, while Tommy Davis and Drew Barlow finished with two hits each. Davis also scored three runs.

Yancy Bird earned the win, lasting six innings and giving up just one hit while striking out nine.

Lower Columbia (11-3) hosts Edmonds on Friday at 1 p.m.


Lower Columbia sweeps Grays Harbor: Trinity Naugle fanned nine over five innings to earn the win before Nizhoni Wheeler struck out eight over seven innings to earn the final win of the road trip Saturday. LCC won the opener 14-1, and closed the day with a 7-1 victory in the NWAC Southern Division win.

Skylar Hunter, Sarah Potwin and Sophia Parsons each went 3-for-4 in the opener, Hunter and Potwin scoring three times, while Parsons knocked in two runs. Lauren Lunt plated three runs.

The Red Devils continued their onslaught with a second 3-for-4 performance from Hunter, who ledoff both games, and received two RBI apiece from Sariah Payne, Tera Geimer and Valeti Fifita. Kinzey Williams, Payne and Potwin also scored two runs each to end the day.

LCC (8-2, 2-0) travels to face Centralia for another doubleheader on Saturday.

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Jason is a journeyman sports reporter who has covered the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, along with a heavy emphasis on the Oakland Raiders. He comes to Cowlitz County from Oakland, Calif. and is a loving father.

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